You’re probably thinking that I’ve only just got back from Luxembourg and Italy! As you can see I will be going to Belgium (#RexyInBelgium), another Low Country of Europe (there are three – Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). I’m pretty excited about this country as I haven’t exactly explored it in great detail since I was the ickle age of 12 when I went on a school trip to visit the Flanders Fields, a site commemorating the victims of the First World War near Ypres. I can remember seeing the trenchlines and fields of white headstones. Also, on the same school trip, I think we visited Bruges for the afternoon. But as I say, I cannot remember much, I was too busy screaming around eating far too much Belgian Chocolates and nearly getting run over because I forgot to look the opposite way.
So what will I be doing on this trip to Belgium from 20th June – 25th June?
- 20th June – Taking the overnight P&O Ferry from my hometown of Kingston Upon Hull to Zeebrugge. I will have my own cabin and I will get to see what entertainment and activities are there to be enjoyed.
- 21st June – Arrive in Zeebrugge in the morning, take the coach transfer to Bruges. Spend the day in Bruges discovering the canals and sights before hopping on a train to Ghent, only 23 minutes away, reputed to be better than Bruges. Stay overnight in Ghent.
- 22nd June – Explore Ghent for the day discovering the ‘capital’ of Flanders before jumping on a train to Brussels and stay overnight.
- 23rd June – Explore Brussels, the capital of Belgium and undertake a walking tour.
- 24th June – Leave Brussels and get a train to Bruges to spend another day there. Catch the overnight P&O Ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull.
- 25th June – Arrive in Hull.
I would like to thank P&O Ferries, Visit Flanders and Visit Gent for working with me in partnership to promote Belgium as a destination for a long weekend from the North of England.
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